Pray for Guzal, a former Muslim whose husband Asad apparently came to profess faith but when persecution came from relatives he hardened his heart and now forbids her going to church, meeting believers or reading her Bible. Pray for him and the meeting of her spiritual needs. More-click on slides to enlarge.
Shamil is a former mullah in Azerbaijan who came to faith but was ostracised by his community. He and his family have been threatened and beaten. Pray for safety and ask God to help and strengthen them to stand firm.
Catch 22 for Azerbaijani pastor Pastor Hamid (left) from north Azerbaijan has been banned from holding church meetings – yet again. The Baptist leader has just been told his church is illegal because it’s not registered, even though he’s been trying to register it for 20 years. In the latest assault on hisContinue reading “Azerbaijani pastor in Catch 22 situation.”
Azerbaijani Christians Eldar Gubanov, Yusif Farhadov and Bahram Nasibov have been held without charge in Iran since their June 24 arrest at an engagement party. Aug. 26, 2016 | Iran Pray for Eldar, Yusif and Bahram, Arrested at an Engagement Party Three Azerbaijani Christians and one Iranian Christian have been held without charge in IranContinue reading “Release of Azerbaijani men in Iran.”
Please pray for an Azeri brother who is in prison in Georgia on what we strongly believe are false charges that he was in possession of drugs. ‘Shimon’ (not his real name) was arrested in Georgia last May. Our partner said: ‘His health is very bad and he needs urgent help – medical, spiritual andContinue reading “AZERBAIJAN – Christian prisoner needs urgent prayer”
Click to enlarge. Azerbaijan (powerpoint) Click “open”, “allow” and “slide show icon”. An Azeri study Bible is nearing completion with permission to print 3,200. Last heard it was at proof reading stage. 2,000 pages. Ask guidance for local Bible Society director regarding printing.
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Iran In Iran the term “Azeri” is used formally for these people; however, informally, Azeris and other Turkic speaking Iranian populations are colloquially referred to as “Tork” (Turk). Despite some friction in the past, Azerbaijanis in Iran came to be “well represented at all levels of political, military, and intellectual hierarchies,Continue reading “Azeris (Azerbaijan)”
Jun. 05, 2014 | Azerbaijan Pray for Believers as Old Testament Banned On May 5, a news agency in Baku, Azerbaijan, published a list of banned religious books, including the Old Testament. The list, said to be produced by state police and expert analysts, includes 28 titles claimed to be “some of theContinue reading “Sad News”